Sing You To Me
The recently released movie Australia included several scenes about the indigenous people’s tradition of “singing,” which is more than just song as we think of it. Australian Aborigines believe the world was created through “singing” it into existence.
Since I’m fascinated with all things deliberate creation-related, I couldn’t help but look into it.
I mean, pray rain journaling is my favorite manifesting technique, but I’d love to add singing to my repertoire!
Fred Alan Wolf (the captivating guy from What The Bleep) says in The Dreaming Universe that Australian Aborigines see “reality” in two aspects:
- a primary universe far more extensive than our physical world,
- and the physical world we know it as.
Aborigines call this primary world “dreamtime” and believe it contains all of the past, present, and future.
From this realm, the world of energy continually rises as a dream. Fred says that based on the work of many others, including his own research, that this “everywhen” realm may be more real than the reality we perceive.
I don’t know about you, but this talk strongly supports my ability to release attachment to “reality,” when the reality I know isn’t necessarily what I want more of.
You know how our manifesting efforts are often handicapped due to our inability to stop noticing “what is” and to be able to release attachment to reality? Well it sounds to me like indigenous Australians are way ahead of us on this! I’m going to borrow from their tradition and view it as one more good reason to consider this “real world” we walk in much less real than we have believed.
I have no idea who or what I’m quoting here, but this distinction was interesting, too:
To get to grips with the concept of Dreamtime, you had to understand it as an Aboriginal equivalent of the first two chapters of Genesis-with one significant difference.
In Genesis, God first created the ‘living things’ and then fashioned Father Adam from clay. Here in Australia, the Ancestors created themselves from clay.
I like that distinction because it puts the power in our hands, very much in alignment with deliberate creation work.
In Bruce Chatwin’s book, The Songlines, he explores the Australian aboriginal custom of “singing the world out of dreamtime.” Does that sound to you kind of like calling forth what you want to create from the Zero Point Field (aka the Universe, as it’s also known in some circles)? Hmm.
Are you scratching your head in confusion yet? I admit I am. And I think that’s a good thing.
Because when we solidly “know” what’s possible, what’s not, what’s real, and what isn’t, that knowing sometimes shuts down our creative opportunities, doesn’t it? It feels good to mix it all up and forget what’s possible and what’s not. To be fully open once again.
To be able to call forth our deepest desires by simply singing them to us out of dreamtime.
Gotta admit, I like the sounds of that.
If anyone here knows anything about dreamtime and how to sing something to them, I would love to learn more! As always, your thoughts, comments and questions are much appreciated.